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Liberty Bell takes strong wrestling team to state

Liberty Bell takes strong wrestling team to state

Mountain Lions face challenge from schools dropping down a class By Don Nelson Liberty Bell High School’s defending state champion wrestling team will head to Mat Classic XXVII in Tacoma this weekend with five wrestlers and one alternate, facing a tough battle to retain their title in a realigned competitive class. The Mountain Lions took...
Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Fitzmaurice named Athlete of the Week

Liberty Bell High School’s Lauren Fitzmaurice, a sophomore on the Lady Lions basketball team, has been named an Athlete of the Week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Fitzmaurice scored 21…
Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Mountain Lions’ season ends with losses to Mabton and Waterville in district play

Two tough losses in district playoffs ended the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball season last weekend in East Wenatchee. The Mountain Lions were edged by the North Central Washington 2B South division leaders, Mabton, 67-64, on Wednesday (Feb. 11). On Saturday …
MVNT finishes qualifiers putting six on Junior National Team

MVNT finishes qualifiers putting six on Junior National Team

The Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled to Spokane last weekend for the final PNSA qualifier of the season and the U14 Championships. Conditions were touch-and-go leading up to the event with all the warm weather and rain, but Mt. Spokane had enough snow to put on a decent event.
Mountain Lions head into districts with momentum

Mountain Lions head into districts with momentum

By Don Nelson

After staying even with one of the state’s top-ranked teams through three-and-a-half quarters, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team fell to Okanogan, 52-36, last week before finishing the regular season with two straight wins heading into district playoffs.

Sports briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

Sports briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

WDFW biologist at flyfishers’ meeting The Methow Valley Flyfishers will meet on Tuesday (Feb. 17) at Liberty Bell High School, where the speaker will be Charlie Snow. He is a biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, working within the Methow River basin monitoring hatchery programs and conducting hatchery/wild interaction investigations with spring...
LBHS sending six wrestlers to regionals

LBHS sending six wrestlers to regionals

Liberty Bell High School will send six wrestlers to the regional meet at Northwest Christian on Saturday (Feb. 14), after the Mountain Lions took third place in District 5 – 6 competition last weekend in Oroville. Leading the Liberty Bell contingent to the regional meet are defending state champions Meritt Fink, Emmett Fink and Trent Skelton, who...
Mountain Lions fall hard at home, come back strong on road

Mountain Lions fall hard at home, come back strong on road

By Don Nelson

After absorbing a pummeling at the hands of league-leading Brewster last week, the Liberty Bell High School boys’ basketball team bounced back on the road against Bridgeport. The Bears overwhelmed the …

Lady Lions fall to Brewster, overtake Bridgeport for fourth league victory

Lady Lions fall to Brewster, overtake Bridgeport for fourth league victory

By Don Nelson

Matching their counterparts on the boys’ side, the Liberty Bell High School girls’ basketball team dropped a home game to Brewster but put on a scoring show to beat Bridgeport on the road. The Lady Lions lost to…

Nordic team skis through slushy conditions at Utah qualifier

Nordic team skis through slushy conditions at Utah qualifier

Seven members of the Methow Valley Nordic Team (MVNT) traveled to Soldier Hollow, Utah, last weekend for a Super Junior National Qualifier to compete against skiers from all over the West. More than 700 skiers aged 7 – 19 competed on the thin snow at the 2002 Olympic venue, according to a report from team director Leslie...